Welcome to the Illinois Security Professionals Association® (ISPA). ISPA is a duly registered 501(c)6 Not-for-Profit organization under IRS guidelines. The organization is comprised of security professionals, law enforcement and public safety professionals who are committed to working together and promoting professional relationships within the industry.

Members can expect forums for networking opportunities, the exchange of ideas and information, professional development and legislative initiatives benefiting security professionals.

ISPA has a proud history of industry involvement and since 1961 has been the leading organization promoting cooperation between law enforcement and security organizations. Throughout the years, we have fostered collaborations with the FBI, US Secret Service, Dept. of Homeland Security, Illinois State Police, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, and other first responders throughout Illinois.

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 Educational Forum Series
 


March 14, 2024
Title: The Planning and Coordinating Efforts of Law Enforcement Agencies and Private Security to Secure DNC Related Activities

Panelists:

Jeff Burnside
DNC Coordinator US Secret Service

Daniel O'Shea
Retired Deputy Chief Chicago Police Department and current Director of Security for Navy Pier

Michael Patton
Retired Deputy Chief Chicago Police Department
Secure 35, Inc.

Panel Moderator:
Michael Verden
Retired Secret Service & current ISPA Director

DESCRIPTION:
What effect the DNC will be on law enforcement and the Chicagoland private security industry as we will be called upon for additional security services in many places that law-enforcement agencies would not have the manpower to cover and also the coordination of private security with law-enforcement agencies in their operational plans. 

To register, click here: https://www.ilsecuritypros.org/i4a/calendar/?pageid=3274&showTitle=1
To view the program details, learning objectives: click here: https://bit.ly/3KfTaSE

Location:
Maggiano's - Oakbrook
Time: 10:45 am - 1:15 pm

Pre-registration is required!


 

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"I place a great value to my membership in ISPA. The ISPA community has allowed me to network and build relationships that I otherwise would not have been able to.The monthly Educational Forum Series programs and various committees help me stay informed and involved in the public and private security sectors.

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Allied Universal
ISPA 2022 - 2024 ISPA President

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Direct all membership related questions to ISPA at (224) 333-1622 and ask for Dennis Gano, Executive Director.

 



 


 


2024 Awards Gala


2024 Awards Nominations Now OpenThe Illinois Security Professionals Association® proudly presents their 63rd Annual Awards/Honors Gala.

The deadline to submit nominations is August 19, 2024. Awards Gala date: Tuesday, December 10, 2024.

Please direct all Awards/Honors Gala questions to Dennis Gano, ISPA Executive Director at 224-333-1622.